by LeAnn Luce, West Region Program Manager, Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites
They say pictures are worth a thousand words. If that is so, we have that to the nth degree here at T.C. Steele. Both in the wondrous works of art on display in the Studio and the House of the Singing Winds, and as illustrated in this collection of photos recently portraying the visiting school groups to our site. Boy, have we had school groups! More than 500 children have visited in October!
Let me draw you a picture of a typical field trip. They ascend on us in the friendly big, yellow buses. Teachers come out first and assemble the children into groups of three to four. Backpacks in tow, they excitedly approach their stations — the House, the Studio, the Classroom — for an intermittent art project, or perhaps a hike on one of our Trails of Inspiration filled with the flora and fauna captured in so many of Steele’s paintings. Recently, we captured some pictures of Monroe County School Corporation students who were able to attend due to the generosity of a grant from the Monroe County Community Foundation.
Picture this, children touring, creating, hiking, learning, laughing, sharing, experiencing, questioning, living and loving the art that is the T.C. Steele State Historic Site! Come and visit us and see for yourself. We are having a ton of fun!